The number of obese children in primary school has doubled in the past eight years. In Romania, eight pupils out of a hundred are already obese. In addition, the fitness level of the young generation is in decline, as young people run a mile 90 seconds slower than someone of the same age could 30 years ago.

These are just some of the reasons why the Emovere Association, Ro Club Maraton and their partners invite parents and children to take part in the Family Run (Crosul Familiei). The event will take place this Saturday, October 25, at 10:00, in Alexandru Ioan Cuza (former I.O.R.) Park in Bucharest’s district 3.

Over 400 moms, dads and kids are awaited at the start line. Contestants may register at the main entrance of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (the one near Baba Novac), during 10:00 – 11:00.

The most decorated rower in the history of the Olympics, Elisabeta Lipa, and sports & lifestyle TV host Carmen Bruma will kick off the Family Run.